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No Man's Sky Officially Delayed Seven Weeks

by Kyle Hilliard on May 27, 2016 at 01:46 PM

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No Man's Sky won't be hitting its original June 21 release date, but the delay is a relatively small one.

 No Man's Sky's product page was recently updated to reflect a new August 9, 2016 release date, and Hello Games' Sean Murray posted an update on the PlayStation Blog offering some details regarding why the delay is occurring.

In the blog post Murray wrote, "As we approached our final deadlines, we realized that some key moments needed extra polish to bring them up to our standards. I have had to make the tough choice to delay the game for a few weeks to allow us to deliver something special." Murray also had some apologies for the delay writing, "We understand that this news is disappointing. Making this game is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but we are so close now, and we’re prepared to make the tough choices to get it right." Otherwise, however, Murray wrote that development is going well and he looks forward to everyone getting a chance to play.

The delay was initially reported as a rumor earlier this week.

[Source: PlayStation, (1)]


Our Take
In a world where highly anticipated games like Zelda Wii U get delayed by months and jump platforms, a few extra weeks doesn't feel like a very big a deal. Having to wait a few days to receive details on whether or not the game was truly delayed, however, is frustrating.